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Pain killers during cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i need advice about my dying grandmother
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is "eat up with cancer" she is 85- they are giving her the strongest form of duragelisic (fentanyl) that they can - she has hospices nurses literally helping her die- i cant get my unts ehr caregivers to lsiten that the medicine is part of the roblem
Doctor :   Fentanyl is part of the pain medication
Doctor :   she shall receive in case of palliative care
Doctor :   The goal of doctors at that point of terminal stage
Doctor :   is to reduce the pain
User :   she is too old- for that strong of a medicine- she cannot function -her cancer is at the same rate as it was in august befre she wa sput on the patch- yet now she cannot walk- she cannot comprehend whats going on- and she said she didnt want to go out that way when she found out she had it in august i know fentanyl is part of her pain management but part of our famiuly feels the does is too high and she wouldnt want it that way
User :   we know she wouldnt
User :   but its causing her pain as well. she is goin to be in pain either way
User :   fentanyl kills peopl
User :   people typo
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Why cant the care takers speak to the palliative medicine specialist
Doctor :   in this regard

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